10 March 2017 – Talk on indigenous fish traps – ‘Combining ecology and archaeology’

The guest speaker for the March 2017 general meeting of the Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club is Damian Kelly.   His talk is titled – Combining Ecology and Archaeology – researching Indigenous fish traps to learn more about river changes over time.

Fish traps at Brewarrina, NSW
Fish traps at Brewarrina, NSW

Of his impending presentation, Damian says “I will outline my research on fish traps along the Murray-Darling Basin to build a clearer picture of change over time and the implications for the health of our rivers looking not only at fish and eels, but also the birds of the rivers.”

As for all** club general meetings, it is being held on the second Friday of the month (Friday 10th March), from 7.30pm in the Fellowship Room, located behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Art Gallery and Museum).  Members and visitors of all ages are welcome, and there is no cost for entry.  Stick around afterwards for a cuppa, a snack and a chat.  We look forward to seeing you there, and feel free to spread the word.

(** = NB:  As a one-off, the CFNC general meeting for April 2017 is being held on the first Friday of the month to avoid a clash with Easter.  Guest speaker to be announced soon.).

Great Egret cruising the river at Nyngan, NSW
Great Egret cruising the river at Nyngan, NSW

 

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